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7 things to do in Vancouver today: Friday, February 16

Daniel Chai Feb 15, 2018 6:55 pm 1,271

Another February Friday has arrived! Enjoy it with our checklist of seven events to check out today, February 16. Lanterns in the Garden, Vancouver Giants and more.

For more things happening around town, check out our events section.

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Celebrating Métis Art

  • What: Join Lisa Shepherd, Métis Artist, as she leads a free drop-in workshop that explores traditional Métis beadwork through an easy-to-draw pencil crayon project. Everyone’s individual completed art piece will be collected at the end of the workshop and displayed together in a larger collective art piece. Free bannock and prize giveaways. Open to Métis Youth and anyone interested in learning about Métis Culture.
  • When: Friday, February 16, 2018
  • Time: 3 to 6 pm
  • Where: City Centre Library – 10350 University Drive, Surrey
  • Admission: Free

A Steady Rain

Image: Seven Tyrants Theatre

  • What: It’s hard to mount such a notorious play like A Steady Rain (the breakout play establishing the career of TV writer Keith Huff), but the rarely-seen private rooms above the Penthouse will more than help set the mood. The ambitious production is a no-holds-barred back and forth between the two leads, made famous through the Broadway performances of Daniel Craig and Hugh Jackman. Pressure’s on, gents.
  • When: Friday, February 16 to Saturday, March 3, 2018
  • Time: Various times
  • Where: Penthouse Studio Theatre – 1019 Seymour Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: At Square Up; $25

Chinese New Year Toonie Skate

  • What: Celebrate Chinese New Year with ice skating, face painting, crafts and games.
  • When: Friday, February 16, 2018
  • Time: 6 to 9 pm
  • Where: Kensington Recreation Complex – 6159 Curtis Street, Burnaby
  • Admission: $2, includes helmet and skate rental

Senseless: A Night of Sensory Deprived Standup Comedy

  • What: Some of Vancouver’s most accomplished stand-up comedians do their sets while blindfolded and wearing noise-cancelling headphones. Featuring Kyle Bottom, Sophie Buddle, Graham Clark and more.
  • When: Friday, February 16, 2018
  • Time: 10 pm
  • WhereLittle Mountain Gallery – 195 East 26th Avenue, Vancouver
  • TicketsOnline, $10

Owl Prowl

  • What: Look and listen for owls and discover the many fascinating sounds of a winter’s night.
  • When: Friday, February 16, 2018
  • Time: 7 to 9 pm
  • Where: Deas Island Regional Park – 6090 Deas Island Road, Delta
  • Register: Online, $8 per adult, $4.25 per child/youth/adult 65+

Lanterns in the Garden

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  • What: ​​Get ready for one of the most magical light spectacles of the season. This stunning folktale-themed light festival will vividly illustrate the most classical figures and myths stories in Chinese culture, making the garden a land of fairytales, fantasies, and dreams.
  • When: ​Friday, February 16 to Saturday February 17, Friday, February 23 to Sunday, February 25, Friday, March 2 to Sunday, March 4, 2018
  • Time: 5 to 10 pm
  • Where: Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden – 578 Carrall Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Available via Lanterns in the Garden

Vancouver Giants versus Edmonton Oil Kings

  • What: Vancouver Giants face off with the Edmonton Oil Kings at the Langley Events Centre.
  • When: Friday, February 16, 2018
  • Where: Langley Events Centre – 7888 200 Street, Langley
  • Tickets: Online
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Daniel Chai
Daniel is a writer and comedian based in Vancouver, BC.

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